Staff Reporter

Gobichettipalayam council meeting adjourned thrice

ERODE: The Gobichettipalayam municipal council meeting held on Friday was adjourned thrice because of heated exchange between the DMK and the AIADMK councillors. Vice-chairperson Mohanambal (DMK) presided the meeting.

The DMK councillors moved a resolution seeking permission to give reception on behalf of the municipality to Union Ministers Subbulakhsmi Jagadeesan and E.V.K.S. Elanogovan and State Ministers N.K.K.P. Raja and M.P. Saminathan.

The AIADMK councillors also wanted to pass a resolution for giving reception to former Minister and Gobichettipalayam MLA K.A. Sengottiyan. The DMK councillors opposed it.

Suddenly, the Pattali Makkal Katchi councillor wanted the vice-chairperson to pass a resolution granting reception to PMK leader Dr. S. Ramadoss and Union Health Minister R. Anbumani. As there was some commotion among the councillors, Ms. Mohanambal adjourned the meeting for 15 minutes.

Later, she came to the council hall and passed the resolution to give reception to the Union and State Ministers. She assured the members that the resolution on reception to Mr. Sengottiyan may be resolved in the next meeting.

Not satisfied, the AIADMK members raised a hue and cry making the vice-chairperson to adjourn the meeting again.

When the meeting resumed, Ms. Mohanambal declared that all other general resolutions in the agenda were passed. She then adjourned the meeting sine die and left the hall. Opposing this, the AIADMK councillors staged a dharna inside the municipal office. Officials pacified them after which they dispersed.

It was stated that the chairperson of the municipality Revathy Devi (AIADMK) fell ill and was admitted to the hospital three hours before the meeting. So, Ms. Mohanambal conducted it.